Make your business in the Netherlands fully compliant
Every company in the Netherlands needs to make sure it has its paperwork in order at all times. Certain things you can do yourself, other should be done by professionals. For example, if you have a Dutch BV company, you will need an accountant at one point. Most foreigners starting a business in the Netherlands outsource the legal, administration and tax work as much as possible. Legalee and its partners are more than happy to help, so you can focus on growing your business.
As simple as this might seem, many businesses simply hope for the best when it comes to their legal documents and contracts. Our advice: give your company's legal compliance a little bit of attention now and avoid the headaches later on.
Administration & tax compliance
You are required to set up and maintain a well-maintained administration and keep your books for 7 years.
Tax filings and returns:
- Corporate income tax (Vpb). You are required to submit a corporate income tax filing.
- VAT return (BTW). You are required to submit a VAT return after every quarter.
- Personal income tax. As a director-shareholder you usually have to file for income tax.
- Dividend tax. In some cases you will have to pay dividend tax.
- Annual financial statements filing. Your BV has to draft and file its annual reports and accounts with the Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel, KVK). The size of your company determines exactly which information you'll need to file. Legalee and its partners can arrange all administration and tax obligations for you or help you to minimize your administration effort.
If your business will be employing any staff, you should also register as an employer and maintain a salary administration. Different situations might require certain additional registrations. For example, import/export businesses often require a EORI number. Together with our partners we can help you comply with all Dutch tax and administrative obligations. Check out our services & pricing page for our full range of services.
Many sectors in the Netherlands have their own set of rules on top of the existing general rules. These can be anything form quality standard for a pharmaceutical product to licenses to perform a certain occupation and EU-regulations for e-commerce transactions.
A Dutch BV limited liability company insures a certain amount of protection from the risks of doing business. Your personal liability is limited. However, in specific situations it can still be beneficial to insure yourself against unexpected events. Legalee's company insurance partners advise you about your insurance wants and needs.
Things to think about once your company is established
Make sure you and your customers' privacy are well protected and avoid hefty fines.
Take care of the legal paperwork for your Dutch entity once and for all and spare a few headaches in the future.
Banks in the EU/EEA are increasingly strict due to KYC/AML regulations. For example, you should inform the bank when you receive a substantial investment from abroad. Follow the rules to avoid issues.
A Dutch limited company offers lots of protection but certain industries and situations require an additional insurance.
Setting up a structure is one thing, making sure it is compliant with the standards of the tax authorities another. If you are working with complex structures, this is extra important.
If you are new to the Netherlands, you want to feel secure about the customers and relations you are working with. Perform AML and KYC checks to find out who you are working with.
Sending emails can be your most important communication and marketing tool. Sending securely and according to the relevant rules and regulations can be challenging. We can help out.
UBO Registration in the Netherlands
An UBO is the natural person who owns or controls a company. This is usually the shareholder/owner, but there are also other people that can qualify as an UBO.
Since 2020, these UBO's are required to be registered in the UBO registry. If your company's UBO's have not been registered yet, we can register on your behalf.
Get to work now. Save lots of time later on.
Legalee is the preferred compliance partner for foreign businesses and non-profit organizations who are doing business in the Netherlands. We help organizations make sure they are in check with all legal and other regulatory obligations.
Why work with us?
- Specialized one-stop-shop for company formation and regulatory compliance
- Transparent pricing
- One permanent contact person
- Local presence
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